Futurist predicts that humans will achieve digital immortality


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Dr Ian Pearson predicts that people will be able to transfer their minds to the computer and one day, we will attend our own funerals in a new body. In his opinion, humans will achieve digital immortality by 2050.


Cyborgization has some good sides. Let's take into account that we will be able to change every limb for a better one. Today's advanced prosthesis offer a sense of touch - we can feel, for example, the temperature, pressure or material from which the object is made. In addition, we could implant chips into our brain that would improve our memory, intelligence or facilitate the learning of new skills.


However, futurologist dr Ian Pearson indicates on his blog the possibilities that seem almost frightening. According to him, future technological advances will allow us to achieve immortality by copying our mind and transferring it to the cloud. From now on, human will be able to live forever in a digital form and "live" in the body of any cyborg. Dr Ian Pearson thinks that in this form we will be treated not as a regular computer program, but as a living, though digital, personality.

The futurologist believes that the first people will be able to do so at the latest around 2050, but the cyborgization, at least at the beginning, will be available, of course, only for the richest. Digital immortality will be more widely available in the following years, when cyborg prices will fall. However, practically unlimited possibilities resulting from the transfer of mind to the body of the machine will be rather available only to a small group of people from the world of finance.



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